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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 22, 2005

Hanna Rosin gives a fair shake to nominee John Roberts's wife in the Washington Post (thanks to Amy).

In 1995 Jane Sullivan walked into the tiny downtown office of Feminists for Life, a group she'd heard about from a friend. Serrin Foster was staffing the front desk and explained to her what they were about: The group was a kind of updated antiabortion group that concentrated more on "prevention than rhetoric." It was started in the '70s by some "hippie anti-nuke, anti-death penalty activists," including two women who had been kicked out of a National Organization for Women meeting for saying they were antiabortion.

Just curious: how many pro-life women have been kicked out of Operation Rescue or the American Life League for saying they were anti-nuke or anti-death penalty?

All of us drooling, cross-eyed, crotch-scratching pro-lifers who move our lips when we read will appreciate the magnanimity of the following concession:

"In her politics and her faith she has an enviable clarity, and she always has," says Tina Kearns, a fellow partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. "But she is not a pro-life caricature. She would be more defined by how highly intelligent she is and how interested she is in other views."

Quite.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 22, 2005 10:25 PM ET USA

    I've been a member of Feminists for Life for over 10 years. It's a fine group. It shows that feminism has traditionally been pro-life (Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull et al. were pro-life). FFL's outreach to college students is especially admirable — no graphic photos of aborted fetuses (which can make many students ignore prolife speakers), but calm and commonsensical advice. FFL favors policies that would make it easier for women to pursue higher education while caring for children.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 22, 2005 12:38 PM ET USA

    Thanks Diogenes. I really laughed, because it's so true, after reading the self-deprecating humor about all of us "drooling, cross-eyed, crotch scratching pro-lifers who move our lips when we read" appreciating the magnanimity of the concession by Tina Kearns that a pro-lifer actually could be "intelligent" and care about others' views... Once again, we see that this is a battle... & that we do well to keep our sense of humor in realizing how readily the media ridicules/belittles pro-lifers!

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